Following local consultations in the summer and autumn of 2018, an outline development plan for Kilfenora & Inchovea has been drafted, building on the various ideas proposed by the community.
Volunteers for a range of activities have put their name forward to help with projects.
Some representatives of the various existing groups and committees active in the parish met to discuss this plan on Tuesday 19 February in Kilfenora Hall – for example the Deanery, Hall Committee, Old Folks, Kilfenora Timeline, Burren Centre etc. Participation of other local groups – eg GAA, Kilfenora Parish, Gun Club – is being pursued. A follow-up meeting is planned for Tuesday 19 March (8pm, Kilfenora Hall).
The objective is to take account of the views of the different community groups about the plan, and to consider the range of proposed projects and choose which ones to prioritise. (Projects can be also taken on or initiated by existing community groups.) Thereafter we can move to form project teams and, where practicable, make grant applications. A copy of the draft plan is available here.
It is also proposed to form a limited company to act as a focal point for community development, to be named the Kilfenora Meitheal. This would act as a co-ordinating body for project groups, and enable teh Kilfenora community to deal with official bodies (eg Clare County Council) and funding organisations (eg Leader) more effectively. It is proposed that a supervisory board be created that comprises representatives of the various local interest groups.